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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Ncage1974, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. Ncage1974

    Ncage1974 Member
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    Any of you runners? I've been debating whether or not to take my incredible on my runs or not. I do currently own a Garmin GPS watch but it would be nice to be able just to take one thing with me when i run instead of my MP3 Player + Phone (When I Need it usually when its extremely cold) + Watch. I would of course have to do some research on which running app would be good because there seems to be a ton of them out there.

    I am almost scared to do it for a variety of reasons. I have been out before and i have had to finish my run in a down pour though its not frequent. I also sometimes run in some harsh conditions (below zero in the winter). Also you have to worry about general sweat getting into the device. What are your thoughts? Should i just stick with my garmin watch and keep the phone in the car? There is only one thing the phone isn't going to be able to do that he garmin does which is heart rate monitoring.

  2. dan h

    dan h Member

    I run with my inc. I have the holster shell combo and holster it on my waste from the inside. I don't run when it rains but here in CA rain is not much of an issue.
  3. vasilator

    vasilator Well-Known Member

    I am and I am scared to death to be honest. I sweat in bunches (way more than the avg. person) so I am not ready to do it.
  4. D6AMIA6N

    D6AMIA6N Newbie

    I run and would never run w/ my Inc. Garmin and iPod are the way to go. Just too much that could go wrong. My thing is that when I run, I hate to have to fidget w/ anything. That's why I love the 2nd gen. iPod shuffle. Press play and let it go. If I have the screen, I might do too much fiddling / trying to find just the right cd, etc. Just my opinion though.
  5. GAUG3

    GAUG3 Well-Known Member

    I run with mine. I use the SportyPal app to log runs and Slacker radio for the tunes. You should look into the Spibelt. I think they are waterproof.

    I run with the Belkin armband. I bough it at Target.
  6. redifrogger

    redifrogger Well-Known Member

    I am a runner too, and I would be scared to death to bring my Inc for fear of something unexpected occurring (rain, fall, etc..) and breaking my phone. I run with my Garmin GPS watch, and if on a treadmill, with my shuffle. Not worth risk.
  7. acipollo

    acipollo Well-Known Member

    I run with mine. No problems. It has rained on my run, but I stick it in my pocket if it does. I don't think I've had a water damaged phone from water soaking through clothes. Plus, that's what insurance is for :)
  8. bikercr

    bikercr Newbie

    Get an armband holder, good set of earbuds, bluetooth stereo dongle (Sony makes a great one), and put your phone on airplane mode. Perfect for running or cycling.
  9. SD A-Droid

    SD A-Droid Lurker

    I like RunKeeper, it's got everything as far as time, distance, and GPS, but also allows for more activities than just running and biking...check it out!
  10. redifrogger

    redifrogger Well-Known Member

    And if you're going to run with your Inc, and don't have insurance, you better get it.
  11. mrmangos02

    mrmangos02 Newbie

    I run with my INC all the time. i put the phone in the holster and then hold it in my hand. Trust me, you love your phone as much as i do, you tend to pay attention to it in your hand.

    I use Cardiotrainer to log my run (graph of speed over time, map gps, current speed, calroies based on weight, logs everything to see your progress) and HIIT for interval training. The HIIT will play music from your SD or you can just use pandora.
  12. bird jam

    bird jam Well-Known Member

    I ran with mine for the first time yesterday. I used Runstar, which was pretty cool but it would be nice for the "coming soon" features to actually come soon. Anyone know anything about that?
  13. jwinstonc

    jwinstonc Member

    I really think it's too risky and not worth it. I wouldn't want to my Inc to fall or drop somehow or get all sweaty. I run with an iPod Nano, the older stubby looking one, and the Nike+ system. Works great! Gives you distance, spoken feedback, tracks runs over time...all kinds of cool stuff. If you have a Nano you should definitely check it out.
  14. osolucky_us

    osolucky_us Lurker

    I bike ride with mine, I found some small zip-lock / bubble wrap bags, just large enough for the phone, stick in a fanny pack, padded and weather proof.
  15. benson304

    benson304 Well-Known Member

    Runkeeper is an awesome app, I have run with mine a few times and I haven't had any issues. I hold it right in my hand. I mean unless you're a butterfingers I don't see the issue.
  16. redifrogger

    redifrogger Well-Known Member

    I guess part of the equation is how far you are running. There is no way I want to hold a phone for 6-10 miles, butterfinger or not.
  17. benson304

    benson304 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, all my runs are around 3 miles or less, so holding it for 30 mins or whatever isn't that bad.

    I'd see about an armband, that probably would work.
  18. necosino

    necosino Android Expert

    You should have a good idea by now, but just my 2 cents. I run with mine all the time! I use sporty pal and pandora, and keep the phone itself in my pocket, or in a wrist strap I got for my old Omnia. It's made for an iPod touch, but there's just enough stretch to it that the Incredible can fit snugly in it.

    I don't really use it while I'm jogging though, and I use a BT stereo headset.
  19. j-money

    j-money Well-Known Member

    I use runstar and or my tracks for when we walk the dogs, both work awesome as far as accuracy and distance speed etc.
  20. bird jam

    bird jam Well-Known Member

    I downloaded Cardio Trainer and used it for the first time last night. Worked really well. Think I'll stick with it until something better comes along. I didn't know how long I was going to have to wait for the "coming soon" features on Runstar.
  21. Foolish Mortal

    Foolish Mortal Well-Known Member

    Ewwwwww! I hope you wash it off after your run!
  22. samuelk

    samuelk Newbie

    I use my Incredible with Cardio Trainer. Luckily, the Incredible fits in my old Belkin iPod Touch armband.

    Works great. I love being able to track my route on a map.

    Google has their own running tool called Google Tracks, and while it does plot your course on a map, I haven't found a reason to dump Cardio Trainer for it.

    Plus, Cardio Trainer can upload your running results to Facebook, if that's your thing.
  23. gadzooks64

    gadzooks64 Member

    Runners, walkers and bikers should try out My Tracks. I love this app. I use it for my bike rides and I love the way it puts the data into a Google docs spreadsheet.
  24. skraggy

    skraggy Newbie

    Cycler here. Sandwich bag and jersey pocket. Touchscreen works remarkably well through bag.

    Just last weekend rode last 10 miles through pouring rain and inc was fine.

    Been using MyTracks so far and really like it.

    Sent from my ADR6300 using Tapatalk
  25. john221us

    john221us Lurker

    You already own the Garmin. I run with a Garmin 310 watch and a Shuffle clipped to the back of my hat. The earbud cord hangs behind me and doesn't get in the way and the watch is strapped to my wrist. I usually run with a handheld for water, especially on anything over an hour, so hanging onto a phone would not be an option.

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